With a history spanning millennia, China can play the long game. And it has been, according to Howard French. By championing globalization and Eurasian integration, rapidly expanding its military capabilities, and making contentious regional territorial claims, among others, China is asserting its previously-obscured ambitions. As America reassesses the terms of its global engagement, how will Beijing pursue its historical objectives? How does the past inform China’s current actions and future plans, and how should President Trump interact with Beijing?
Howard French’s new book, Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power, will be available for sale and signing from The Book Cellar.